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Tekni-Plex Features Thermoformable Films, High-Performance Flexible Structures for Medical Applications at HealthPack
02.26.2020

Tekni-Plex will be showing its line of medical device films, high-performance coated Tyvek® and coated paper rollstock and lidding material, as well as adhesive and extrusion laminations, at HealthPack, March 10-12, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel,...

US DOJ and Liqui-Box Reach Agreement on Liqui-Box's Acquisition of DS Smith Plastics
02.19.2020

Liqui-Box, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have entered into an agreement to allow Liqui-Box to acquire DS Smith plc's Plastics Division (DS Smith Plastics). The transaction...

Stora Enso’s Annual Report 2019 Published
02.13.2020

Stora Enso’s Annual Report 2019 has been published at storaenso.com/annualreport. The Annual Report 2019 consists of four sections: Strategy, Sustainability, Financials and Governance. Strategy explains how our transformation is progressing and how we create...

This Robot Trash Bin Automatically Sorts Your Recyclables for You
02.13.2020

At an office in San Francisco, if you drop a coffee cup in a robotic waste bin, the machine will automatically sort the cup for recycling. The office is one of the first to...

Concerns Raised Over Effectiveness of Upcoming NY Plastic Bag Ban
02.13.2020

Ready or not, New York's plastic bag ban goes into effect March 1, and the way you do things is going to have to change. Price Chopper/Market 32 is wondering whether shoppers will even...

US Recycling Bill Seeks Moratorium on New Crackers, Plastic Plants
02.12.2020

A US recycling bill introduced to the nation's legislature includes a temporary moratorium on building new plants that would produce olefins and plastics. The bill, called "The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act" was...

Updated FPE Study 'Confirms Role of Flexible Packaging in Preventing Waste'
02.12.2020

A recently updated and extended study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), commissioned by Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), appears to underline the original study’s findings. FPE says it ‘shows clearly that...

Touchpoint Textile: First Special Show for Digital Textile Printing at drupa 2020
02.11.2020

touchpoint textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, will make its debut at drupa 2020 in Hall 4. The textile industry is opening up cross-sectional technologies for numerous sectors - touchpoint...

Harpak-ULMA Introduces Chevron Seals for Flow-Wrapping
02.11.2020

Harpak-ULMA announced availability of a flow-pack solution capable of applying a chevron seal for medical packaging. Aseptic presentation is the single most important limitation of employing flow-wrapping for medical devices. Flow-wrapping is widely viewed...

Technical Article No. 3: A Thirst for Innovation
02.11.2020

The perspectives for the global beverage industry are excellent, as data provided by British market research institute Euromonitor International and the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association shows. According to this data, 947...

Huhtamaki Appoints Thomasine Kamerling as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications
02.07.2020

​Thomasine Kamerling, (47), M.A., Modern History from Cambridge University (UK), has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications and a member of Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of March 1, 2020....

Keeping Up with the Ecommerce Expansion
02.07.2020

As consumers demand greater convenience, ecommerce sales continue to rise. According to the 2019 Internet Retailer Top 1000 Report, consumers spent $517.36 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2018, up from $449.88 billion spent...

Toppan Receives Bronze Class SAM Sustainability Award for Second Year
02.07.2020

Toppan Printing, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has been recognized with a Bronze Class SAM Sustainability Award for the second consecutive year. Toppan is also once again...

Maine Packaging EPR Bill, a National Bellwether, Could Reshape Municipal Funding
02.07.2020

Maine was among the first states to pass a bottle bill, the first to pass an electronics recycling law and the first to ban polystyrene foam. This year, it could embody the state motto...

WRAP Publishes Compostable Packaging Guidance
02.06.2020

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published new guidance to provide clarity on the use of compostable packaging. Seeking to address the confusion around compostables, the new guidance includes a series of...

ProAmpac Awarded ISO Certifications in Cincinnati and Suffolk, Va. Facilities
02.06.2020

ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, has been awarded two of the most recognized global accreditations in business: certification of its Cincinnati facility to ISO 14001, the most widely used environmental management system (EMS) in...

Tekni-Plex Medical Names New Global Product Manager, Advanced Extrusions
02.06.2020

Tekni-Plex Medical, a Tekni-Plex business, has named Duane Dunn global product manager, advanced extrusions. Tekni-Plex recently announced the formation of its Tekni-Plex Medical business unit to facilitate the supply of mission-critical, high-value components, materials...

Resource Label Group Broadens California Presence with Acquisition of Axiom Label & Packaging
02.05.2020

Resource Label Group, LLC a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based Axiom Label & Packaging (“Axiom”), broadening its presence...

interpack 2020: Technical Article No. 2 - Confectionery and Baked Goods Packaging
02.05.2020

The confectionery and baked goods segment is an excellent example of the important impact packaging can have on consumer decisions at the point of sale (POS). Almost no other industry benefits as strongly from...

Fox Packaging Names Lucas Fox Director of Operations
02.05.2020

Fox Packaging™, an industry leader in packaging innovation, is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucas Fox to Director of Operations. In his new role, Fox will oversee production activity across all operation departments;...

ProAmpac & nkd LIFE Recognized by World Beverage Innovation Awards
02.05.2020

Flexible packaging leader ProAmpac joined nkd® LIFE in celebrating their recognition as a finalist in the Best Environmentally-Friendly Packaging category of the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards. This award honored the “revolutionary” nkd TREK...

Durst Tau Label Business Continues to Grow
02.05.2020

With the continued growth in the digital inkjet label market, Durst is pleased to announce the addition of industry veterans David Schwerdtmann and Dennis Eaves to the North American team to expand their footprint...

Tekni-Plex Medical Announces New Head of Sales, Business Development, Medical Products for EMEA
02.04.2020

Tekni-Plex Medical, a Tekni-Plex business, announces that Jan Motte has joined the organization as head of sales and business development, medical products, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Tekni-Plex recently announced the formation...

Two Wheelabrator Waste to Energy Plants Opened in UK Including Multifuel 2
02.04.2020

Hitachi Zosen Inova has completed the commissioning phase and handed over the 550,000 tonne per year Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 waste to energy plant in West Yorkshire to Multifuel Energy Limited, a joint venture between...

The Drive Toward Sustainability in Packaging—Beyond the Quick Wins
01.31.2020

Sustainability—particularly regulatory and public concerns around single-use packaging waste—is combining with other powerful trends to drive major changes in consumer packaging. Regulators are moving on the issue, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies and...

Graphic Packaging Intl. Buys Quad/Graphics Omaha (NE) Packaging Plant; Proceeds To Reduce Quad Debt
01.28.2020

Quad/Graphics, Inc., has agreed to sell its Omaha (NE) packaging plant for $40 million to Graphic Packaging International, a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies. The...

MPs Call on Government to Create Circular Economy Through Compostables
01.28.2020

Cross-party MPs and Peers in the U.K. have called on the Government to include ambitious targets for compostables in the forthcoming Environment Bill. In the letter published in the Guardian, they backed a move...

Progressive Disclosure: The Full-Course Meal of Packaging
01.20.2020

Progressive disclosure of information about a product through on-pack labels and instructions contained within the packaging enhances the consumer’s experience one action at a time. At a potluck, everyone brings their favorite dish to...

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